DC Casebook: Next Week

- Capital skyscraper design found wanting

The secretary of state has refused two office towers and a residential block in central London, finding that they would not have the qualities crucial to successful tall buildings. DCS Number 100-064-923

- Hangar rejected on landscape grounds

A helicopter hangar and landing pad have been rejected at a country estate in North Yorkshire after an inspector found that their industrial appearance would harm landscape character. DCS Number 100-064-571

- Affordable contribution found unviable

A home has been allowed in north London without a contribution towards affordable housing after an inspector accepted that this would be unviable due to its high specification. DCS Number 100-064-906

- Bike ramp ruled out by professional use

An inspector has upheld an enforcement notice against a BMX ramp in a Hampshire garden, deciding that its use by a world-class rider was not incidental to the dwelling's enjoyment. DCS Number 100-064-600


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